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  1. #1
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    Harry Potter Names - Would you use them?

    There are a LOT of interesting names in the Harry Potter series, and I'm trying to figure out which ones are actually usable in the real world. I'm posting a similar thread in the Boys category, this is just girls names. What do you think?

    Hermione
    Ginevra
    Luna
    Andromeda
    Celestina
    Jocelind
    Aurora
    Emmeline
    Mirabella
    Lavender
    Araminta
    Bellatrix
    Nymphadora
    Lysandra
    Narcissa
    Elladora
    Marietta
    Rowena
    Honoria
    Pansy
    Minerva
    Astoria
    Melania
    Augusta
    Charity
    Merope
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    I'd love some votes on my name list: http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9796308

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    I'm not a big HP girl (actually hate the series, but that's a whole different story, haha), but I love Aurora! Isabelle Aurora Grace is my top choice for a girl. I also like and would possibly consider (in the right combo) Luna, Hermione, Mirabella/Mirabelle, Araminta, Ginevra, Emmeline, Bellatrix (although I prefer Beatrix and Isabelle/Isabella/Annabel/Annabella/Mirabelle/Arabella), and Rowena.
    Ashley
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    Ones I'd use:
    Celestina
    Aurora
    Emmeline
    Lysandra
    Elladora
    Astoria
    Melania
    Narcissa

    Ones I think are usuable but are nms:
    Hermione
    Ginvera
    Luna
    Lavender
    Araminta
    Bellatrix
    Marietta
    Minerva
    Charity

    Also other ones are:
    Padma
    Ariana (Dumbledore's sister)
    Daphne
    Millicent
    Fleur
    Gabrielle
    Lily
    Molly
    Laurel - 21 - Aries - Slytherin - University of Toronto





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    Ive never read or seen Harry Potter but I do associate Bellatrix and Hermione with it because Ive heard it in reference to the film enough times but I dont think of many of the others as "Harry Potter" names.

    I would use Ginevra out of the choices on the list.
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    I love some of them but wouldn't use them for certain reasons, others there is no way I would ever even consider them, haha.

    Hermione - No. Too recognizable as a HP character, though lovely.
    Ginevra - I love this name, but can't see using it on an actual child.
    Luna - I would use it maybe as a middle name.
    Andromeda - Middle name.
    Celestina - Nope. Not my style.
    Jocelind - Looks too made up.
    Aurora - Love! This has been on my list for a while with the nn Rory.
    Emmeline - Love this name. Is one of my neices, so won't be using it myself
    Mirabella - Pretty, but not my style.
    Lavender - I like this, but probably not enough to ever consider using it. Maybe in one of my stories.
    Araminta - I really like this for some reason. Not sure if I would ever actually use it, though.
    Bellatrix - Nope. And not just because the character is awful. I just don't care for the name.
    Nymphadora - All I think is Nymphomaniac and Dora the Explorer. Though I love Tonks, her given name is just not on my radar.
    Lysandra - I love the name Lysander for a boy, so I like this as well. But I think I'll leave it just on my boys list.
    Narcissa - Narcissistic.
    Elladora - Meh.
    Marietta - A town in Pennsylvania where my two brothers-in-law are from.
    Rowena - Love. Would totally use it.
    Honoria - I prefer simple Honor, but likely wouldn't ever use that.
    Pansy - Can't get past the way this one would be teased.
    Minerva - Oh I love Professor McGonagall! Not sure if I could use the name though.
    Astoria - Not my style. Plus, isn't there a hotel somewhere call the Astoria, or am I imagining that? It might have just been in a tv show, haha.
    Melania - Love.
    Augusta - Not my style.
    Charity - This one and...
    Merope - This one are really the only two I strongly dislike.

    Edited to add these from a pp:
    Padma - I would feel weird using this because it doesn't really fit my culture and I don't know how that would be perceived.
    Ariana - Very pretty, but reminds me of an annoying character from Days of Our Lives, haha.
    Daphne - Not awful, not sure I'd ever use it. Maybe for a pet!
    Millicent - Nope. Dislike.
    Fleur - Maybe a middle.
    Gabrielle - Pretty, but not my style.
    Lily - Lovely! Definitely a middle option for me.
    Molly - One of my dogs growing up. A great name, but yeah. She was my puppy.
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